Things mothers think and do not say: Coping with toddlers

Things mothers think and do not say: Coping with toddlers

A page from a mum's diary about the things she often thinks. Do you relate to them while coping with toddlers?

Things mothers think and do not say: Coping with toddlers

coping with toddlers

Coping with toddlers can prove to be a task with every mum

Dear kid,

Here is a list of things that I often think about when I am with you (or without you), but I never get around to telling you. Sometimes, they find their way into tweets or Facebook posts, but mostly they stay, locked into my tiny brain.

  • Happiness is finding out that your naani saved me the last besan laddoo. Not you.
  • I think I’ll just take me for a holiday. Oops! Where did I put her?
  • In order to love you, I need to ignore you.
  • At the very least, I could have learnt to draw before I had you. Please find someone else as a drawing guide.
  • First the homeopath tells me I have too much testosterone and now you say I am your best boy! Bad timing, dude!
  • Some day you will need to know that I am the boss of you. The friend thing is too tiring.
  • Why are these sinewy lads doing parkour and whatnot in parks while I am pushing you on a goddamn swing? So distracting.
  • I want to devour a week’s hoard of McDreamy on Grey’s Anatomy, you, my McCurly won’t let me. Can you pretend I don’t exist for a few hours?
  • My mother lauds my patience with you. She is naive that way.
  • Oh, so your report card says you can fold napkins, sort, peg, open and close boxes and carry items on a tray. Aha, I see a new slave!
  • Dear school. Please stay open in the holidays. I will pay extra. I will cook for you also. Thank you.
  • I alternate between nurturing face and snarky face so often, I could be Jim Carrey.
  • Every time I am at a park, the horror of motherhood hits me. The small talk… Grrrrr!
  • If only motherhood didn’t have to be so goddamn polite.
  • Dear boy. Saying “I have angry birds paani in my house” will never help you score a playdate.
  • Dilawi. Comed. Gaved. Broked. Telled. Ah, the bliss of imperfection in a child’s world.
  • Sometimes I am afraid you are like me. Other times, I am grateful that I am like you.
  • The nicest thing about having you, dear boy, is polarity. There are highs and lows but life is never blah.
  • Dear school. I miss you every night. Like really.
  • Dear boy. The holidays haven’t even started and you have pushed back your waking up by an hour. And no, I don’t want to dance at 6 a.m.
  • Dear boy. I don’t mind your playdates, but please keep me in mind coz I have to hang with the parents.
  • I will still eat the last cookie. Motherhood be damned.
  • Your father is my husband. Everyone can’t be your husband.
  • Your father sends me a mail that CBeebies is going to be discontinued. This is the kind of moronic thing you do when you have a child.
  • Motherhood is work in progress. Whose progress is the question.
  • Don’t ask me to run away. I might.
  • Sometimes, missing you is more fun than loving you. Not that I am good at missing.
  • Dear boy. Don’t try to combine mmmmmmm and delicious. It sounds mmmalicious!
  • Dear boy. Stop tidying the house just because you have a damn playdate! I can’t find anything.
  • Thank you boy, for bringing back silly

These are the things mothers think but don’t say to their kids. Coping with toddlers is a task in itself. Every mother has different ways of coping with toddlers. What are your ways of coping with toddlers?

Do you have any unique way of coping with toddlers? Please share in the Comment box below.

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Lalita Iyer

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